~  LAURA LEE JEWELLERY BLOG ~  As far back as 800BC sapphires have been hailed as the most precious of gemstones bringing with them gifts of fulfillment, joy, prosperity and inner peace. For centuries, they were believed to have been a guardian of innocence, a bestower...

Recently I superglued two orange pom poms onto a pair of shoes. A couple of months later I hand sewed a grey pom pom onto a woolly hat. I used to do this sort of thing all the time. Rework a dress into a skirt, make...

Having watched the documentary The Crash Reel by Lucy Walker three times in as many days I can safely say I am obsessed with it. When I sat down to watch it for the first time on Saturday I thought it would be another snowboarding video....

When it comes to Miley Cyrus' new video for her latest single Wrecking ball I will brazenly steal her lyrics from another tune and say We can’t stop and we won’t stop. Never did I think I would thieve Ms Cyrus' lyrics let along watch one of...

I do like a surprise. A shock. An unexpected turn of events. I like seeing a different and unusual character trait in someone I know or know of. Something I wasn't expecting and makes me see them differently. I can't remember how or why I started following...

I said goodbye to my friend Jez, as he went on his paternity leave, and cheered to myself when I received a text saying he had just become a father to a girl. Even though I was on my own I still punched the air and loudly celebrated...

 Beyonce’s song Run the World starts with a clear statement of ‘WE run this Mother’. I believe her 100 per cent. She should have stopped there. Unfortunately the song carries on asking ‘WHO run the world?’ Had Queen B thought to ask me to co-write her number one hit, I would have told her very bluntly to lose the question mark and simply keep on...

I’ve accidently become someone I didn’t want to be, No, not Claire from Steps but a time waster. I told myself that I would be the type who would fill every day with something creative. I wouldn’t own a TV and while away hours with...

When Caitlin Moran suggests I read something on twitter I jump to attention and do as she says: “@caitlinmoran: I’ve said it before but @EvaWiseman really has found a new trick to writing columns: Read Guardian article here“ Well I tripped over to read what Eva had to...

Nora Ephron died this week. Prematurely it seemed as well.  Monday night saw twitter ablaze with ‘RIP Nora’, ‘So sad to hear about Nora Ephron’, ‘OMG ‘When Harry met Sally’ writer has died’ when in actual fact she hadn’t died then but held on until Tuesday morning.  Mmmm sometimes there are downsides...